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Патент USA US2137034

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Nov. 15, 1938.
Filed Aug. 3, 1956
Mex .YZurm/r.
Patented Nov. 15, 1938
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Max Sturm, Jr., Union City, N. J.
Application August 3, 1936, Serial No. 93,986
1 Claim.
This invention-relates to new and useful im
provements in a bubble pipe device.
The invention has for an object the construc~
tion of a device as mentioned which is charac
terized by a cylindrical transparent container
provided with a removable cover and associated
with a pipe for blowing bubbles of various sizes,
the head of which is. normally disposed within
the container and the stem of which passes
through an opening in the top wall of said cover.
Still further the invention also proposes the
provision of a small package of powdered soap
normally disposed within the container and which
15 may be used with water supplied to the container
for producing soap bubbles.
Still further the invention proposes an arrange
ment whereby the cover may be attached at var
ious positions along the stem of said pipe.
Another object of the invention is the construc
tion of a device as mentioned which is simple and
durable and which may be manufactured and
sold at a reasonable cost.
For further comprehension of the invention,
25 and of the objects and advantages thereof, refer
ence will be had to the following description and
accompanying drawing, and to the appended
claim in which the various novel features of the
invention are more particularly set forth.
In the accompanying drawing forming a mate
rial part of this disclosure:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a device con
structed according to this invention.
Fig. 2 is a transverse sectional view of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary plan view of a portion
of the cover of the device.
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary vertical sectional view
through the head of the pipe used in this device.
The bubble pipe device comprises a cylindri
cal container I ll preferably made of Celluloid or
similar transparent material having a handle
I0’ of the same material, and a metal bottom II
secured to the bottom end thereof with a water
_ proof joint.
This metal bottom has a flange
portion IIa extending along the inner side of
the cylindrical wall of the container I0 and hav—
ing its free edge IIb formed into a roll which
grips the edge of the side wall of the container.
A cover I2 is rotatable upon the open top of
container Ill, and is provided with a handle
member l2’. The top edge of the side wall of
the container is formed with a roll portion Illa.
A bubble producing pipe I3 has its head portion
13*‘ disposed within the container and its stem
portion I3b extending out through a top open
ing I 2a in the cover 12. The ,head of the pipe
(Cl. 46-7)
l3a is formed with a large opening I3" at its
upper surface to blow a large single bubble. A
cap I4 is adapted to slidably engage over the free
end of the pipe head I3a and is provided with
a plurality of small apertures M’ to permit the
forming of small bubbles. This cap is inter- ‘
changeable with caps of any other aperture lay
A small bag of powdered soap I5 is normally
disposed within the container. This bag may 10
be removed and some of the soap added to water
placed into the container for producing the
The cover I2 is formed with said aperture I2a
through which the stem I3 of ‘the pipe passes. An
inverted cup-shaped member 16 is secured along
its edges by cement upon. the top face of the
cover I2 and is formed with an off-set opening
I‘! from the center thereof. aligned with the
opening IZa. A disc I8 is disposed within the hol
low of the cup-shaped member I6 and has a pro
jecting lug portion I 9 which engages into an
arcuate opening 20 in the. top of the cup-shaped
member I6. This permits the lug portion I9 to be
moved to turn the disc I8.
A horn shaped opening 2| is formed in the
disc I8 and is concentric with the center of
rotation of the disc‘ I8. It is adapted to have its
large end portion aligned with the openings I2a
and I7. Furthermore, when the disc I8 is turned
by manually moving the lug portion I9 a smaller
portion of the horn shaped opening 2! will en
gage the stem l3 of the pipe to lock it upon
the stem. In order to facilitate the holding be
tween the sides of the horn shaped opening 2i 35
and the stem, the stem is formed with a plurality
of peripheral grooves or reduced portions 22.
The operation of the device is as follows:--The
cylindrical container is partially ?lled with water
to which the soap is added. A child may then
blow through the stem of the pipe to cause the
soap to foam, and bubbles may now be blown.
The pipe may be lifted by its stem 83 so that
the cover I2 maintains its position on the stem
and the bubbles blown with the cover on the
stem. Thus the container may be readily covered.
Should it be found that the cover interferes with
the blowing of large bubbles it is merely neces
sary to attach the cover upon a rear portion
of the stem l3b by moving the lug I9 along the
slot 20. If it is desired, the cover may be com
pletely removed from the stem when the bubbles
are being blown.
While I have illustrated and described the pre
ferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be 55
understood that I do not limit myself to the pre~
cise constructions herein disclosed and the right
is reserved to all changes and modi?cations com
ing within the scope of the invention as de?ned
in the appended claim.
Having thus described my invention, what I
claim as new, and desire to secure by United
States Letters Patent is:In a bubble pipe device, a cover for a con
tainer and having an opening offset from the
center thereof, a stem passing through said open—
ing and having peripheral grooves, and means
for pivotally holding said cover in position on said
stem, comprising an inverted cup-shaped mem
ber ?xedly mounted on said cover and having
an opening aligned with said opening, a manu
ally operable disc pivotally mounted between said
cup-shaped member and the top of said cover,
said disc having a horn shaped opening consist
ing of a narrow portion adapted to engage said
grooves to hold said cover in position and said
narrow portion continuing at one end into an
enlarged portion adapted to be aligned with said 10
openings to allow said stem to be removed from
said cover.
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